First Triumvirate

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The First Triumvirate is the name most historians give to the political alliance between Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Licinius Crassus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. They made it in 60 BC to give each other power. Each person helped the others to be more powerful. It was unofficial. The Triumvirate lasted until Crassus' death in the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC.

Then Caesar and Pompey started fighting. Caesar won at the Battle of Pharsalus. Then Caesar became dictator in the year 44 BC.

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